DQM x Vans “I Love NY”

April 15, 2013

DQM will be releasing its Spring 13 footwear collection in collaboration with Vans on Friday, April 19th. Made exclusively for DQM, the collection of two shoes, a Vans Authentic and a Sk8-Hi, use the famous “I Love New York” graphic, the symbol of our city. Designed by Milton Glaser in 1977, the iconic pop-style graphic stands as a postmodern signature of New York; ubiquitous on plastic shopping bags and t-shirts in delis and souvenir stores throughout the city, with the trademarked logo used officially to promote tourism in the state.

The graphic is printed all over on classic off-white canvas on the Authentic, and all over the quarter of the Sk8-Hi, which is finished with a black leather side stripe. The shoes feature a classic white midsole and Vans’ gum waffle sole, flat white lace, and use ‘The Vans DQM General’ branding throughout the shoe: a printed logo at the insole and The General’s signature navy heel tab.

Produced in a limited edition, both styles will be available exclusively at The Vans DQM General in SoHo, New York and in the DQM online store, www.dqmnewyork.com.

The Vans DQM General


The Vans DQM General RYAN HICKEY - Professional skateboarder, Brooklyn native

The Vans DQM General MIKE HERNANDEZ - Former professional skateboarder, New York City firefighter, Bronx native

The Vans DQM General VASHTIE KOLA - Artist, director, designer, party promoter, entrepeneur

The Vans DQM General MICHAEL COLAMECO - Television and radio personality, chef, author and food lover

The Vans DQM General SHADI PEREZ - Photographer, director, cinematographer

The Vans DQM General CHRIS KEEFFE - Former professional skateboarder, founder and owner of DQM New York and The Vans DQM General

The Vans DQM General RICKY KENIG - Founder and creative director of New York’s “Ricky’s” beauty supply stores

The Vans DQM General DJ DIRRTY - Host of East Village Radio’s “Baller’s Eve”, music boss

The Vans DQM General POOKY - New York City, LES original

The Vans DQM General TORY FRASER - Skateboarder, Brooklyn native

Posted by Staff on April 15, 2013 at 07:39 AM 7 Comments

7 Comments / The latest comment was posted 1368454607…

crayg wrote…

Hello- what time will these be available online?

Comment #1 posted on April 17, 2013 at 11:34 AM

Aaron Joseph wrote…


These will be available online tomorrow starting at 9am EST. Thanks.

Comment #2 posted on April 18, 2013 at 09:05 AM

Jamal wrote…

How much will these cost?

Comment #3 posted on April 18, 2013 at 11:41 AM

Aaron Joseph wrote…


There Authentic will cost $85 and the Sk8-Hi will be $100. Thanks.

Comment #4 posted on April 18, 2013 at 02:38 PM

nn wrote…

please keep me A sk8 in 36 ! :)

Comment #5 posted on April 19, 2013 at 04:39 AM

Mai wrote…

Are there womens sizes??

Comment #6 posted on May 12, 2013 at 07:51 AM

Aaron Joseph wrote…


Yes, we do have women’s sizes available. We don’t have many sizes left in our online store, but if you email our shop manager at - .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - with what shoe and size you are looking for, he can let you know what is available and get them shipped out to you. You can also give the store a call at (212) 226-7776 and place a phone order. Thanks!

Comment #7 posted on May 13, 2013 at 09:16 AM